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Paraquat Dichloride Training for Certified Applicators

The EPA is now requiring that certified applicators successfully complete an EPA training before mixing, loading, and/or applying paraquat. The training provides important information about paraquat’s toxicity, new label requirements and restrictions, and the consequences of misuse.

Any person who intends to use paraquat must be a certified applicator and is required to take the training. “Use” includes pre-application activities involving mixing and loading the pesticide; applying the pesticide; and other pesticide-related activities, including, but not limited to, transporting or storing opened pesticide containers, cleaning equipment, and disposing of excess pesticides, spray mix, equipment wash waters, pesticide containers, and other paraquat-containing materials.

 

Here is a link for the EPA-approved training module can be accessed here. This training to should take about 45 minutes.

 

This information comes from the EPA website on paraquat (https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-worker-safety/paraquat-dichloride-training-certified-applicators#q2)